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Dallas Roofing: Choose the Right Roofing Material for Your Home

Scott Exteriors — Tuesday, July 29, 2014

At some point in the life of your Dallas-area home, youll have to think about making one of the single biggest investments in it — a new roof. Whether its a roof for a new home, replacing a damaged roof or increasing the value of your home before selling, youll need to decide what kind of roof materials you want to use that will not only look good, but will suit the construction of your home.

Working with a reputable Dallas roofing company like Scott Exteriors, a company that has served the greater Dallas area since 1997, is the first step. Well explain everything you should consider in selecting roofing materials:

The majority of Texas homes use composition shingles. They are less expensive than other types of roofing material, are lightweight and come in a wide variety of colors. Made of fiberglass impregnated with asphalt and surfaced with sand-like granules, these can last about 25 years. Composition shingles complement many types of home and roof styles from ranch to Victorian.

Wood shingles have been in use in America since colonial times. Since then, theyve declined in popularity (and increased in cost). They are also more susceptible to mold and fire damage. However, they are aesthetically appealing and can last 30 to 50 years. Wood shingles are lightweight enough that they will work on almost any type of roof structure and complement most home styles.

Two of the most durable choices in roofing material are tile and slate. Slate roofs can last up to 50 years and tile roofs up to 80. In addition, they are low-maintenance and non-combustible, but heavier and more expensive than other roofing materials. Tile roofs lend themselves well to Mission- and Spanish-style homes. Slate roofs can complement many types of homes — from ranch to Tudor to French Provincial.

Metal can work quite well on bungalows, cottages and historic homes as well as on homes with extremely steep or flat roofs. Metal roofs are lightweight, low maintenance and durable. They can last up to 50 years and come in a wide variety of colors and styles — from shingles to lengths of metal joined with solder. These roofs can be manufactured in steel, aluminum, tin and copper. Our Dallas roofing specialists at Scott Exteriors can help you choose the right metal for your roof.

Choosing a roof for your home can be a difficult decision. The choices seem endless and whatever you choose will be the roof you look at and live with for a long time. At Scott Exteriors, we know how important it is to choose wisely. Our trained Dallas roofing staff can help you every step of the way, and we will work to meet and exceed your expectations of professionalism and customer service. Call us today at 214-503-7663 or visit our website at www.scottroofing.com to see a photo gallery of roofing options.

How to Maintain Your Commercial Roof with Professional Dallas Roofing Help

Scott Exteriors — Monday, May 12, 2014

Maintaining the integrity of roofs on larger, commercial buildings can be even harder than maintaining them for a private home. In the home, the usual concerns are rain and wind damage. In buildings such as restaurants, apartment buildings and churches those concerns are compounded by debris which can find its way onto the roof. Here are some tips for preventative maintenance, and advice on when you should call an expert in Dallas roofing.

Getting out on the roof and cleaning is a thankless task, and can be easily forgotten, as its not something most homeowners have to do. However, some roofs, particularly those in a commercial zone, can collect debris. Make a habit of sweeping your roof. Depending on your location, you may find a lot of leaves, foliage or plastic bags. Such things can also clog your drains and gutters, if you have them. Dont use too much water or hoses, as they can cause water damage. Ask your Dallas roofing company for advice.

Get professionals to install all new equipment

When you want to install antennae or solar panels on the roof of your building, its best to ask an expert for help. Such equipment can easily damage your roof if it isnt properly installed. Even then, dont allow anyone to drill into your roof without help from a Dallas roofing professional as well. Try not to keep anything heavy on your roof, as the additional strain can cause damage. Also, limit the amount of people allowed to walk on your roof, for the same reason.

Have your roof inspected twice a year

Prevention really is the cure for many ills, and having your roof inspected properly just twice a year can stop the bigger problems before they start. The best times to have them inspected are during the spring and the fall, when the weather is most forgiving. Keep notes on any leaks or any potential leaks. Also, keep records of all of your previous inspections so that you have a record if something is wrong.

The roof of your building should receive just as much attention as the roof of your own home. Keeping your roof in good shape requires proactive management, so keep an eye on your roof and dont be afraid to call a professional with any small problems that you notice. Good management can keep a small roofing problem from becoming a big roofing problem later.

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